So, another annoying bug, but at least I found a solution this one. I'm using Prototype and trying to get CFGrid running. Things went OK except that when I made a grid, it would load looking like the example to the left; no data listed. If you clicked on the "Students" header, you'd get the full list of students like the example on the right.
I was finally able to find an article in the House of Fusion mail archive that described no only the problem, but a solution:
So I quickly did a find and replace and changed Prototype's "defer" to "pdefer" and things started up fine.